Merging Multiple Profiles? Take the Express Bus.

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Want to know how to merge multiple profile for the same person?  Your merges want to go from point A to point B the fastest and easiest way possible. Think about a bus traveling along.

The Wrong Way  :(    

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The Right Way :) 

Click here to see full size and read the signs


in Policy and Style by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
edited by Anne B
Hi, Anne. I like the analogy, but I regret to tell you that I can't read the signs on my laptop computer...
I was afraid of that. I've added links to the full size photos.
You are so awesome Anne :-)

1 Answer

+4 votes
That looks like two merges, no? I have found exactly this scenario, triplicates of a guy.
by Kurt Driver G2G6 Mach 1 (11.5k points)
Yes when you have triplicates merge Smith-301 into Smith-6 and merge Smith 210 into Smith-6. That way there's only one bus stop between each merge.

The other way is two merges also Smith-301 into Smith-210, then Smith-210 into Smith-6. The difference is that everytime someone links to and old Smith-301, the computer has to stop twice to get to Smith-6
Thank you Anne, that's very clear.

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